Sony Releases a1 & a7S III Firmware Updates

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Alpha 1 Firmware 1.31

Sony releases Alpha 1 Firmware Update 1.31 which improves accuracy of Eye AF and improves overall stability.
Applicable Model: This information is for the following models: ILCE-1

Benefits and Improvements

• Improves the accuracy of the Eye AF feature
• Improves the operational stability of the camera

Previous Benefits and Improvements

All previous benefits and improvements are included in this update

Download Links

Download Alpha 1 Firmware 1.31 for MAC | WIN

Alpha 7S III Firmware 2.11

Sony releases a7S III Firmware Update 2.11 which improves accuracy of Eye AF and improves overall stability.
Applicable Model: This information is for the following models: ILCE-7SM3

Benefits and Improvements

• Improves the operational stability of the camera

Previous Benefits and Improvements

All previous benefits and improvements are included in this update

Download Links

Download a7S III Firmware 2.11 for MAC | WIN

MAC USERS PLEASE NOTE:

System Requirements

The latest version of the system software update is compatible with the following Macintosh versions:
MacOS 10.15, 11, 12

Computer Hardware

The latest version of the system software update is compatible with the following hardware:
Mac with an Intel processor (Mac with Apple silicon is not supported)
Hard drive space: 700 MB or more
RAM: 700 MB or more

Download the Sony Camera Driver:

1.Visit the Sony Camera Driver download page and download the appropriate driver:
Note: The Sony Camera Drivers are different for Mac computers with an Intel processor and those with an Apple silicon processor.
• Sony Camera Driver (For Mac computers with Apple silicon)
Sony Camera Driver (For Mac computers with an Intel processor)
2. Click the Download button.
3. After reading the disclaimer, click Download.
4. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).

On Mac computers with an Apple silicon (Apple M1) processor, you need to change the security policy. The About This Mac screen will show an item labeled Chip, followed by the name of the chip. Refer to the How to change the security policy on Mac computers with Apple silicon article. For Mac computers with an Intel processor, this step is not necessary.

Step 1: How to Install the Sony Camera Driver

1. Close all programs currently running on your computer.
2. Double-click the Camera_Driver_2102a.dmg or Camera_Driver_2110a.dmg file you downloaded. Do not connect the camera at this point.
Note: If you have already connected the camera to your computer, disconnect it before following the procedure.
3. The Sony Camera Driver Installer is expanded.
4. Double-click the SonyCameraDriver.pkg icon.
5.The installer screen opens. Proceed as instructed.
6.You are prompted to allow the application to install new software. Type the password for the administrative account.
• If the operating system displays the System Extension Blocked dialog message (the actual message will vary depending on the operating system version), click the Open Security Preferences button. The macOS Security & Privacy screen opens.
• If the operating system does not display the System Extension Blocked dialog message, go to Step 2: Start the Updater to continue.
7. In the Security & Privacy screen, open the General tab and then click the key icon. When prompted to enter the password, type the password you used when logging in with the administrator account, and then click the Unlock button.
8. Click the Allow button to allow the system to start loading the system software.
9. After clicking the Allow button, if you are asked to restart, restart the computer and return to the beginning of the update procedure.
10. If the Security & Privacy screen does not disappear, close the window.

Step 2: Install Firmware Update

Follow all Firmware Installation instructions in the download instructions

Before Updating Firmware Please Read:

Bulletproof Guide to Sony Camera Firmware Updates

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3 thoughts on “Sony Releases a1 & a7S III Firmware Updates”

  1. Thank You Brian Smith so very MUCH! Very timely and you are the first always to get the info out! Heading to Pa then south for leaf peeping with the A7siii great color and very detailed images.

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